"The Gatekeeper" — What does it take to get a large ski resort to open its still-locked boundaries to the backcountry? Mountain guide Adrian Ballinger finds out.
Backcountry, March 2018
"Mikeala Shiffrin is Done Apologizing" - Olympic ski racing phenom Mikaela Shiffrin said she wanted to win five gold medals. And she meant it.
Men's Journal, February 2018
"Tahoe Two Sport" — Climber turned skier Emily Harrington cooks up a dream multi-sport day in the mountains—and I attempt to keep up.
Mountain Magazine, Winter 2018
"Uncharted Territory" — With new terrain opening up across North America, it's never been easier to get into the backcountry. Here are five destinations where going astray is the whole point.
Red Bulletin, January 2018
"Head to Toe" — A versatile get up for winter's last throes and spring's first showers. A guide to layering.
Outside Magazine, March 2018
"Arrested Development" — Squaw Valley is in the midst of a massive overhaul, and the community is sharply divided.
Ski Magazine, November 2017
"The New Rules of Skiing" - Make the most of the season with strategies from pros, killer deals on passes, and skier-friendly hotels.
Outside Magazine, Dec. 2017
"The Love Story of Joe and Mikki Zuiches" — One year after the death of Squaw Valley ski patroller, Joe Zuiches, his wife, Mikki, tries to make sense of it all.
REI Co-Op Journal, Jan. 2018
"Chutes and Ladders" - Caroline Gleich set out to ski all 40 lines in the Chuting Gallery. Here's what nearly stopped her mission in its tracks.
Freeskier Magazine, Dec. 2017
"How Savvy Skiers Save Money, Beat Crowds at Tahoe" — How to prepare for almost everything this winter in Tahoe. Plus, what to do if you don't ski.
San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 2017
"The Shred Report" — Why you need to book that ski trip now. Plus, stories on how to fit your ski boots and get in shape for winter.
Outside Buyer's Guide 2018
"Skier's Lunch" - Skiers around the world eat lunch, that much we know. But what they eat and where they dine varies widely.
Powder Magazine, Nov. 2017
"Boss Lady" — Pioneering freeskier Grete Eliassen went from halfpipe champ and film star to her biggest role yet: mom.
Ski Magazine, November 2017
"Metals for Medals" — How a Canadian craftsman became the go-to trophy guy for the action sports industry. Meet Keith Barens.
Elevated, Fall 2017
"Enabled" — How adaptive ski programs around the country are giving the seriously injured their lives back.
Freeskier Magazine, November 2017
"Resilience" — Big mountain skier Jackie Paaso spent years in a dark, depressed state. Through skiing, she found the light.
Powder, September 2017
"How to Go Big" — Hailey Langland, teenage snowboard phenom, on mastering something you've never done before.
New York Times, May 2017
"Claire Smallwood" - Talking to the director of She Jumps about making desserts, getting women into skiing, and having your own North Star.
Powder Magazine, October 2017
"The Sweet Beer After" — From mountain decks to beachside watering holes, our favorite après bars in the world.
Outside, September 2017
"Best Trips of 2017" — I write about a bar and bike shop in North Carolina and mountain-top yurts at a cat-skiing destination in Utah.
Outside Magazine, April 2017
"Travel: Nevada County" — Swaths of the Sierra opening to adventurers through new trails, huts, and (finally) home sharing.
San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 2017
"Where to Live Now" - From Birmingham to Seattle to San Luis Obispo, I write about the best towns to make your adventure base camp.
Outside Magazine, July 2017
"Winter Awakening" - Five sports and spots—from ice climbing to snow kiting to winter swimming—that can take your winter to the next level.
Red Bulletin, January 2017
"Zero is the Magic Number" — A small, local safety program with big goals aims to drastically reduce backcountry fatalities in the Tetons.
Backcountry Magazine, February 2017
"Interview: Jeremy Jones" — Talking with Tahoe-based snowboarding pioneer Jeremy Jones about riding the world's biggest peaks—and also trying to save them.
Squaw Magazine, Winter 2017
"The New Heroes" — How 30 millennials are changing the world of adventure. I write about two Alaskan sisters, a Philly-based clothing company, and a long-distance hiker.
Outside Magazine, December 2016
"Sheltered" — Affordable housing in ski towns is gone. Can resort communities stop the crisis from running locals out of town?
Powder Magazine, December 2016
"The Freshy Factor" — Two software engineers—and self-proclaimed weather geeks—go live to reboot the way you plan your powder days.
Ski Magazine, December 2016
"Ode to Chicken Wings" — A skier (me) finally discovers the perfect après food. Here's a hint: It's not nachos.
Skiing Magazine, December 2016
"That Girl" — Meet Emily Turner, a New York City native who found her way to Tahoe and eventually, to some of the most remote peaks in the world.
Backcountry Magazine, January 2017
"Inside Guide to Kirkwood" - A ski resort like to no other, Kirkwood delivers with abundant snowfall and delightfully quirky character.
Epic Life, Winter 2017
"Meet Your Maker" - What does it take to make a good product? I interviewed designers from GoPro, Hoka, Arc'teryx and DPS Skis to find out.
Outside Buyer's Guide, Winter 2017
"Great Heights" — Maggie Voisin is the future of America's women slopestyle. I interviewed the teenage phenom from Montana about her rise to stardom.
Powder, October 2016
"Skiing Down Demons in Stairs Gulch" - Pro skier Caroline Gleich returns to the line that killed her brother 15 years ago in the Utah backcountry.
Vice.com, April 2016
"Farm to Mountain Cocoa" — How a former pro cyclist found his niche with boutique chocolate bars in Park City, Utah.
Mountain Magazine, Summer 2016
"The Least and Most Affordable Mountain Towns" - The places you'll never be able to afford and the ones so welcoming, you can move there tomorrow.
Outside Online, July 2016
"Beyond the Gold" — Heartbreak and loss may come with any high-stakes sport, but Olympians also experience a sense of accomplishment, camaraderie, and joy.
Live Happy, September 2016
"Take the Plunge" - How to snorkel in polar waters, with tips from a woman who's planing the first snorkel expedition of Canada's Northwest Passage.
RedBulletin.com, July 2016
"In the Wake" — Six athletes died for adventures they loved. Six widows remain. When a world is shattered. The noise silenced. What lies beyond?
Mountain Outlaw, Summer 2016
"Risking Reward" — Essays on loss and what we can learn from Tahoe's sports tragedies.
Moonshine Ink, May 2016
"Bonded Together" - Bond Camp was a surfer, a skier, a traveler, an entrepreneur. Then an accident in the backcountry changed his life for good.
Out Living It, Spring 2016
"Humble Champion" — The Swedish slopestyle star finds success by taking life one obstacle at a time. An interview with Emma Dahlström.
Powder, February 2016
"Scaling Great Heights" - Brothers Jason and Andy Dorais climb and ski mountains at records speeds but it's Amanda, Jason's wife, who's surmounting the biggest peak of all: cancer.
Out Living It, Winter 2016
"Don't Just Sit There" - How to master a new skill — like cooking with grasshoppers — on your next beach vacation.
Men's Journal, February 2016
"The Last Great Monoskier" - One guy. One ski. All seven continents. Meet monoskier Lee Dube.
Backcountry Magazine, January 2016
"Refresh" — Is hyperconnectivity enhancing our world or destroying its meaning? A feature story about skiing in the digital age.
"Skiing on the Side" - How South Lake Tahoe is transforming from a has-been gambling hub to a 24-hour mountain town that just wants to have fun.
Ski Magazine, January 2016
"Riding the Volcano" - It sounds insane: Spend your vacation time by tempting fate and visiting an active volcano. But is it?
Red Bulletin Magazine, January 2016
"Lost and Found" - How one family found home off the grid in the Sierra. A profile of the Lost Trail Lodge and the family that runs the place.
Backcountry magazine, December 2015
"The Best Winter Trips of 2016" - Whether you want a weekend getaway or a two-week epic, here's where to go this winter.
Outside Winter Buyer's Guide, 2016
"We Were Winos Once, and Proud" - Historically, wine was the apres booze choice. Is it time to slap that bota bag again? Plus, the best wine bars in ski country.
Mountain Magazine, Winter 2016
"Hostel Takeover" - A new breed of hostels are cropping up in ski towns. They offer clean, affordable, communal lodging close to the slopes.
Skiing magazine, December 2015
"Best Towns" — What are the best towns in America? I wrote up the East Coast picks from Maine to Maryland in Outside magazine's annual roundup.
Outside, September 2015
"Don't Leave Me Hanging" — The Tahoe-based High Fives Foundation isn't just aiming to help injured athletes; they're trying to stop injuries from happening in the first place.
Out Living It, Summer 2015
"Oral History of Kona" — An oral history of the Kona Ironman World Championships, as told through some of the event's most legendary athletes.
Red Bulletin, October 2015
"The Travel Effect" — Learning a new sport in a far-flung locale this summer is one thing. But what if you actually gained more than a skill from it?
Red Bulletin, Summer 2015
"World of Wonder" — An as-told-to interview with Bill Weir, host of CNN's new travel show, "The Wonder List," about discovering change in the unlikliest places on the planet.
Live Happy, August 2015
"Survival of the Nicest" — To compete with online retailers, independent mountain shops have to offer what you can't get online: kindness.
Mountain Magazine, Summer 2015
"First in Flight" — Pro skier Rory Bushfield lost his wife, freeskiing legend Sarah Burke, three years ago. But he hasn't lost his zest for life. I interviewed Rory about giving back and living large.
ESPN.com, February 2015
"Dyer Straights" — Lynsey Dyer set out to change the landscape of women in sports. But first she had to learn how to make a ski movie. The result? The new film, "Pretty Faces."
Freeskier, Nov. 2014
"Mack Attack" — How a barber in Portland, Oregon, has fought bipolar disease, homelessness, and troubles with the law to become a father of four and a pioneer of river surfing.
Coast Mountain Culture, Winter 2015
"The Gambler" — Jackie Paaso is changing the face of women's big-mountain skiing by risking it all in a high-stakes game of go big or go home.
The Ski Journal, Jan. 2015
"Missionaries of the Mountains" — Nobody spreads the gospel of the backcountry like Noah and Jonah Howell, the brothers behind Powderwhore Productions.
Backcountry, Dec. 2014
"Running for Joy" — What is runner's high and does it actually work? A look into why exercise not only makes you healthier, it makes you happier, too.
Live Happy, January 2015
"Character Studies" — Every ski resort is different. Which one is right for you? I wrote Outside's annual ski resort guide that breaks down the best of the best.
Outside Magazine, December 2014
"Going Global" — Why the little town of Lech, Austria, might be the world's best ski destination ever.
Men's Journal, Nov. 2014
"Blind Spot" — The best ski area in Colorado? It must just be Loveland, the place you've always driven by. I followed Loveland's hardiest locals around on a powder day last winter.
Powder, Nov. 2014
"A Ghost Among Us" — A woman named Anish smashed the speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail last summer. But what was driving her?
Backpacker, August 2014
"Waves That Save" -- How surfing can not only make you happier and healthier, it can actually save your life.
Live Happy, August 2014
"Sky's the Limit" — A new Google-backed wind energy startup, built by a couple of kiteboarders, is aiming to revolutionize alternative energy.
Outside, August 2014
"At the Altar"
Backcountry, February 2014
"Spotting Stars" — With pre-teens now inking lucrative endorsement deals in action sports, the race is on for talent scouts to find the next star.
ESPN.com, June 2014
Men's Journal, Feb. 2014
"Turn it Loose"
Outside Magazine, Dec. 2013
Skiing Magazine, Oct. 2013
Powder Magazine, Oct. 2013
"Chasing The Light"
Sandpoint, Nov. 2013
Ingrid Backstrom Profile
Ski Journal, Dec. 2013
"Best Spring Skiing"
Men's Journal, April 2013
Outside Magazine, Nov. 2012
"In a House by the River"
Outside Magazine, Oct. 2011
Backcountry, Feb. 2012
"A Desert in Seattle"
Seattle Met Magazine, July 2012
Women's Health, Sept. 2008
"First Give me a High Five"
Squaw Magazine, 2012